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Dec 19, 2012 8:00am PST
obama is dealing with the task of turning the unbearable loss into action on capitol hill n newtown, connecticut today there are four more funerals and another day of goodbyes to people and young ones that so many people love and this time it is 6-year-old charlotte bacon and caroline and daniel and victory soto. the visitation for the principal dawn hochsprung is also scheduled today, the latest funerals and visitation among the 26 victims killed by adam lanza on friday and all this time investigators are still working diligently to retrieve any kind of data they can find from the killer's computer. he smashed it to bits before he went on his shooting rampage. they are still trying to get what they can. as the white house and congress grapple with the politics of gun control, and that raging debate, and as newtown, connecticut grapples with the reality of the gun violence, we are seeing an unintended consequence perhaps of this, a spike in gun sales. here is david mattingly. >> almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut gun owners rush to buy more guns. >> why today? >> i wa
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Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: what exactly does he mean by meaningful action? critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate act action. we heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership. not from the white house and not from congress. gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, he supported running a ban on assault weapons. >> keeping ak 47s out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: once selected, he did not make good on his campaign pledge. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence gave the president across the board fs on its report card. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: a major obstacle for the president, congress, where even in the democratic controlled senate, little appetite to touch the controversial issue. multiple gun control bills have
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Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
role. we' -- in a row. we're hearing president obama call for meaningful action. it's unclear what exactly that would mean. white house correspondent brianna keilar is at the white house for us. lay out there for me, you have pointed out that the president himself has not done much on the issue of gun control. so what are the expectations of what meaningful action could specifically mean? >> reporter: well, gun control advocates, soledad, think that it should mean further gun legislation. they want to see action taken. the thing, though, is it's unclear exactly what president obama means by what he said yesterday in the briefing room, and he reiterated today in his weekly address. he wants to see meaningful action. if you go by his past, in 2008 while he was campaigning, he said he wanted to see a renewal of the semiautomatic weapon ban. the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. and there were a lot of tries in congress to renew that to no avail. he promised that. obviously something he didn't deliver on during his first term. the brady campaign a couple of years ago giving him
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Dec 18, 2012 2:00am PST
have that go on any long er was wron. >> malloy says he fully supports action at the federal level to tighten the nation's gun control laws. and every mass shooting leaves us asking the exact same question. why? what drives someone to such violence, does the brain hold clues for us? later this hour, chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is going to look at that for us. and it's another sign the tide coulding turning and the debate over gun control in america. coming up, the wall street firm taking a stand, putting politics ahead of profits. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announce
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Dec 15, 2012 2:00am PST
meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the toll picks. >> president obama on the shooting. the massacre is raising new questions about the access of guns in america. he is urgently calling for more gun control. a former chief economist on the sentencing commission on more guns, less crime. the president of the campaign to prevent gun violence. the attorney for the michigan and responsible gun owners. let's start with you. you were pretty outspoken saying this is time to bring in new gun control laws. >> yes. if this doesn't wake us up, i don't know what will. i was heartened that the president said we had to take meaningful action and the only thing he can do is lead a crusade for reasonable gun control legislation in congress. these massacres are taking place more and more often. we saw bay the way today a similar incident in china where a mad man attacked an elementary school in china with a knife with 22 injured children. not dead. that's the difference. in the united states we have 9,000 people killed with guns last year in similar countries like
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Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
action settlement amount they agreed to pay to 100,000 businesses and individual has h by the biggest oil spill in history. the settlement was finalized yesterday, a lot of them are opting out and pursuing lawsuits of their own. >>> more affects of a brand new government's growing pans. this man announced that political life does not agree with him and he will go back to being a judge. it's the same day that the people are voting for a change to the new islamist backed constitution. protests broke out last month when the president gave himself near absolute power. >>> a eczema reason is freed today and heading home. he was locked up on weapons charges. he was threatened and chained to a bed and never saw a judge. the u.s. diplomats got involved and convinced mexican authorities to release him. [ bells tolling ] three little girls, had just celebrated her seventh bitter day, a photo of the happy child wear ago green hat with glasses on the end of her nose has been published widely. services were held for 6-year-old a anna marquez green, who was remembered for a singing voice larger tha
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Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
" next, the vice president has vowed to take action on guns. talking about action and actually taking action are two different things. will they be this time? >>> plus a massive snowstorm is slamming the midwest creating a massive travel problem right before the christmas holiday. >>> and a vote later this hour searching for a bank designed for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder schwab bank has grown to over 70 billion in assets. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so if you're looking for a bank that's in your corner, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 not just on the corner... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call, click or visit to start banking with schwab bank today. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 you can stay in and like something... or you can
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Dec 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
he's trying to take action to mobilize his neighbors. what did he tell you he's doing. >> his kids went to sandy hook years ago. he feels like a lot of people feel in this town. how do you make sense of this? he says some people grieve, what he wants to do is take action. so he's in the process of mobilizing people. he held a meeting today with people try og figure out what to do. as far as emailing their representatives and sending phone calls, trying to get some sort of action all the way up to capitol hill. the hope is to sort of try to find some sort of semblance of a remedy to what's happened here on friday. >> all right, alison kosik, thank you very much. >> allison reporting for us, as she gets more information she'll be back with us. we learned some new information on the timeline. a connecticut newspaper releasing a chilling and extrely detailed timeline of what happened just before the ten minutes of horror on friday. information about the heroes, we haven't heard until now. oh, hey mike. what are you up to? oh, just diagramming this accident with my state farm pocket age
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
cliff and tonight, there's no action on capitol hill. will that change by the end of the year? tonight, two congressmen come "outfront" to talk specifics. plus, arizona's attorney general backs a plan reminiscent of the nra to arm school principles. does more guns in schools begin to add up? and the biggest political fumbles. the best of the worst from our politicians. >>> i'm in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, christmas is over. washington get back to work. the countdown is on. the clock is ticking. you've got six days to prevent this country from going over the fiscal cliff and today at least, we didn't see any action. nothing. nothing, nada. now, i'm not trying to be a grinch here. i hope everyone's had a merry, merry christmas. just like the president prescribed. >> drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some christmas carols. >> but today's the 26th. you've drunk, you eaten and you've sung. now is the time for action. the latest news out of washington tonight, treasury secretary tim geithner told congress that the country will hit the debt ceiling on december 3
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Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
that only delay meaningful action and all but guarantee that the next atrocity is only a news cycle away. the media calls semiautomatic firearms machine guns. they claim these civilian semiautomatic firearms are used by the military. they tell us that the 223 round is one of the most powerful rifle calibers when all of these claims are factually untrue. they don't know what they're talking about. worse, they perpetuate the dangerous notion that one more gun ban or one more law imposed on peaceable, lawful people will protect us where 20,000 other laws have failed. as brave and heroic and as self-sacrificing as those teachers were in those classrooms and as prompt and professional and well-trained as those police were when they responded, they were unable, through no fault of their own, unable to stop it. as parents we do everything we can to keep our children safe. it's now time for us to assume responsibility for our schools. the only way, the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing
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Dec 15, 2012 1:30pm PST
the first time on the day they do such a heinous action such as this. such a bad action such as this. they're symptomatic for a long period of time beforehand when things are brewing. we have to ask what made him basically go over the edge and i think as you have asked rightly, could something have been done before happened? for all we know he may have been under some care but things may have changed in this time period. we need more information. >> doctor, i think you're right. we do need more information on a lot of fronts. very little, as i pointed out, is known about the shooter at this point. law enforcement is not even identifying him yet. they say they wait for the postmortem to do that officially. but we're beginning to get a little bit of information about him. and so we're bringing it to you as we get it. we'll take a short break. and when he come back, we'll continue to bring the latest on this terrible, horrific shooting that happened at a elementary school in newtown, connecticut. we're back in just a moment. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth h
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Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Dec 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
of town hall meetings across the country, and then people taking action and going to their legislators and saying, we want these laws changed. >> i want to bring in a woman after this break who shot and killed an attacker in her church. you'll be surprised to hear what she says about civilians being armed with guns. remember, you can send a question on twitter hash tag guns in america. getting a huge reaction as you can imagine. not everyone agrees with what i believe about this, but many do too. we'll talk after the break. i'm doing my own sleep study. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. well, it's that time of year again. you know, picture-taking season. and with photo stream, you can share all the photos you want, with just the people you want. it's as easy as pie. mmmm .. pie. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shri
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Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
. he had this response to call for more legislative action on gun control. >> they want to focus on the debate on new laws and new prohibitions and i'm saying that is the wrong debate. that is their solution. i believe a better solution is school safety initiatives. one of those options being an armed presence that we have in one-third of the schools. >> seems pretty likely they are going to oppose any legislative agenda, that looks like stricter gun laws. what are the chances of congress actually passing anything new in gun legislation? >> my guess is they will eventually pass something but anyone looking for quick action doesn't understand the dynamics of the gun debate remain basically the same. i do think there has been movement toward more gun restriction. gallup did a poll recently and asked how effective they thought certain approaches would be. over 50%, 53% said increasing security at schools and at the bottom of the list, under 50%, more restrictive gun control t is not, at this moment, a certainty that gun control will pass. it might pass as part of a who will lick thing.
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
not retro active, meaning the actions he took since the original decree will stand. among them, the draft constitution he approved. opponents say morsi cut them out of the process. chavez says his cancer has returned and needs immediate surgery. he has been undergoing treatment in cuba. his doctors recently did tected more malignant cells which means more surgery and an uncertain presidency. patrick is joining us, this announcement has a sense of urgency to it, what do you know? >> we having some difficulty? all right, we just lost him. we'll get back with them when we get that signal back. >>> meanwhile, when you hear the term fiscal cliff, you probably think about higher taxes, right? could it also have an impact on what we eat? first, a very good morning to washington dc, a foggy start on this sunday, december 9th.si eenx a month! okay, come with me -- we're gonna save you money. with straight talk at walmart, you get unlimited talk, text and data for only $45 a month per one. would we get the same coverage? same coverage on america's best networks. you saved $146.76 by switching
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Dec 17, 2012 8:00am PST
calling for, quote, meaningful action on guns. many democrats are calling for strict new gun control laws. of course the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. there is some talk that maybe, maybe bringing that back would be a foot. the effect of what you saw in is an plan and oakland was different elsewhere. for instance, like arizona. some of the gun buyers in arizona became very afraid actually that this new national conversation, particularly my -- what happened this beautiful town, could make it very difficult all of a sudden to get certain kinds of guns. egg i egging. >> reporter: columbine, virginia tech, tucson, movie theater in colorado, sikh temple in wisconsin, oregon shopping mall. even with those mass shootings, it has become easier for most americans to carry a gun, own an assault rifle, or use high capacity magazines. in the aftermath of connecticut, voices, most notably from tearful president obama, are calling for tighter gun control. you won't hear them in a california gun show held the day after the connecticut massacre. >> everybody is in a panic. i have never seen
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00pm PST
to be called to action. people want to help. >> and as people are watching this and want to know how they can help, what is the best way for people outside of newtown to contribute? >> well, to contribute i think for our country, because it's really about our country, if it's only newtown that goes through these changes and tries to effect these things, that's one small part. we all have to -- every community in this nation needs to understand that this can happen if we have proliferation of guns and emotional instability in your community, this can happen. and we need all communities, basically, to rally their local and state government, federal government, and get our elected officials to have the moral courage to sit down with each other and have common sense discussions and listen to each other and listen to their points and find some middle common ground. >> lee shull, thank you very much for joining me. i do appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now i want to bring in my special guests here in the studio, loved ones of the victims of the aurora, colorado, shooting, and a survivor. we
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 3:00pm PST
. "she instinctively went into action when a monster came into the classroom and tried to protect the kids she loved so much. we want the public to know that vicki was a hero." two other people from the school, you need to hear their stories. dawn hochsprung, the principal, 47 years of age. she'd been at the school for two years. when you talk to people who knew her, a friend said she's passionate. she always had a smile on her face. she was just that kind of educator you wanted in charge of your students. kids loved her. the friend that went on to say she was a tough woman but in the right sense tough. as i mentioned, she was a newer principal, and one of her priorities, which she, in fact, followed through on, was installing this new security system at this elementary school at sandy hook elementary school so that, if there were to be a stranger or visitor to come to the school after the school doors closed at 9:30 in the morning, they would have to ring the bell. security very important for dawn hochsprung. friday morning, she was in a meeting, according to a parent, with the schoo
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Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
actions, the bad actions, of individuals. >> david. if you want to read more, check out his article "time to profile white men?" it's on salon.com. >>> winter storms creating havoc for travellers. rough timing as millions of people hit the roads this week. we'll tell you who is in for a nasty weather next. ♪ >> over the next 50 years we need more food than the last 10,000 years combined, and it's staggering to think where is it all going to come from? we're already pushing the limits on land. we're already seeing food shortages in some parts of the world, so we need to really pick up the pace, i think, and really take it to the next level off shore and kind of open up new frontie frontiers. let's say you want to get ahead in your career. how do you get from here... to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. ln fact, by thinking about where want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route... leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. you can stay in and l
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
he quoted sportswriter jason whitlock. >> in the coming days, javon belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows, but here, wrote jason whitlock, is what i believe. if javon belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> poignant words. what should this country do in response? joining me to debate what is certainly a matter of life and death to so many people is david copel, research director at the independence institute. on the other side is josh horowitz, executive director of the coalition to stop gun violence. welcome to you both. david, let me ask you, i suppose an obvious question, why did jovan belcher need a high powered hand gun? >> well, he didn't need any hand gun to kill, to murder his wife and leave the poor baby as an orphan. o.j. simpson showed that football players like lots of other domestic abusers, can kill people with their bare hands. >> right, but why does anybody in america need either a hand gun or high powered assault weapon? i don't understand. explain to me. >> i don't thi
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Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
together, and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. regardless of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those of us in need. to remind them we're there for them, that we're praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. >> we are learning chilling details of what happened when the gunman burst into sandy hook elementary school. some of those details are coming from young survivors. children who were in that school during the rampage and who were able to escape. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: the account of a young boy said to be delivering an attendance report to
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
control policy debate, there are, however, actions that we as a firm can take." they are trying to sell the company that makes the bushmaster. the california teachers retirement system, their spokesman out this morning with a statement. there are a lot of products that can be used responsibly or irresponsibly. in this case it was used irresponsibly. now that a tragic event like this has occurred, it's something we will discuss going forward. what they will discuss, whether it's appropriate for a teachers pension to be invested in a company that makes semi automatic weapons and a product that was used to kill teachers and students. soledad. >> yeah, i sympathy anybody who is investing money anywhere one would think would want to go back and examine not just weapons and not just this particular incident. what is your money in? what are you literally supporting? that's a very good question. christine romans, thanks, christine. >>> kids in newtown go back to school, how can parents and teachers help teachers feel safe? after such a violent episode. steve perry, capital prep magnate sch
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
they want to watch the house in action when it begins in session at 10:00 a.m. in about an hour, so they'll be able to watch the legislative process at work. but there's a huge spillover crowd inside the capitol building, a huge crowd, a couple hundred, in each rotunda on three floors chanting, you can hear their voices inside the capital, once you walk in, you can hear their voices reverb rate, they're pounding their fists and chanting and certainly unified in what they are here for, here to protest the right to work law that looks like it is expected to be passed through the house and is expected to land on governor rick snyder's desk at some point expected today. ted in. >> alison kosik on the ground in michigan, we'll have much more as this unfolds over the next two hours. at the bottom of the hour we'll talk with two michigan state democrats, democrat gretchen whitmer and republican tanya schudemaker. >>> in egypt a new eruption of violence, gunmen opened fire on anti-government protesters, camped out in tahrir square. also amassing supporters of president mohamed morsi and a c
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
u.s. military is doing and how quickly action could be taken if syria stages a chemical attack against its people. >>> first, to london, and new developments in the tragic suicide of a nurse who was caught up in a prank phone call. the nurse, jacintha saldanha, killed herself friday after she was fooled into giving confidential information about prince william's pregnant wife, while the duchess was in her care. a short time ago, king henry vii hospital where the nurse worked released a statement. it reads in part, it was extremely foolish of your presenters even to consider trying to lie their way throw one of our paretients, let alon to make the call. let's get more reaction from senior international correspondent matthew chance. >> reporter: a lot of sadness, but also a lot of anger as well-being directed against the radio station in sydney, australia, and the two deejays that carried out this prank call to this hospital here. a lot of that social media pages like facebook have been taken down because of messages of abuse from around the world that have been posted on them. a
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
there? >> all i can see is wiley coyote in this action box. you don't want to be moving this around with tractor trailers and forklifts. you have to check because some of these boxes are leaking too. >> incredible. >> a complete disregard for the people there, and the workers at this building. that's what the ntsb people there are saying about the -- they're saying about what they're seeing here, how these are just packed outside and not where they're supposed to be. >> okay. not a job i would want. >> no. >> we wish them well doing this. chad myers, thank you so much. you probably heard the news, big news across the pond today, the excitement, you know what i'm talking about. excitement grows as word has spread that the royals, william and catherine, are having a baby. yes, it's true. it is official today. so what does the baby mean for the royal line of succession? those details are ahead. >>> first, back here at home, check of the big board for you, an hour and a half away from the closing bell. the dow, a bit flat, down just about 40 points right now. investors as we are countin
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> toyota has agreed to pay up in a major way, $1.1 billion to settle a class action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the deal toyota will install a brake override system in effective cars. it will also set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that money would compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. also toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will be set up to compensate current owners whose cars aren't eligible for the brake override system. >>> late senator daniel inouye's successor will be sworn in later today. hawaii governor kneel abercrombie appointed his lieutenant governor, brian schatz to fill the seat. a white house official says he's actually flying to d.c. with president obama. abercrombie wa widely expected to appoint a congresswoman to take over before he died. inouye named her as his preferred successor. >>> supreme court justice sonia sotomayor refusing to block the contraceptives mandate in president obama's health care law.
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Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
questions about mental health and guns as the president issued an emotional call for action. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> randi kaye, cnn, atlanta. >>> next, the stories that affect your bottom line, from facebook's ipo to the new apple boss, to the fiscal cliff. a look at the biggest money stories of the year. >>> and later this hour, the ten most intriguing people of 2012 as chosen by you. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles y
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Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
action today with snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. >>> lots of celebrating in portland, maine. the first same-sex couple said "i do" under a new state law which took effect at midnight. steven bridges and michael snell said it's still very surreal to them. voters in maine, maryland and washington state all approved same-sex marriage last month. gay marriage is already legal in d.c. and six other states. >>> it is a dream come true for a nigerian immigrant. in a rare move, president obama sibld into law a private bill granting victor chuckwiki permanent residency. it's the only such bill to be approved in the last two years. the recent college grad came to the u.s. 11 years to go to undergo treatment for rare life threatening facial tumors. he had been living in michigan on an expired visa and will now head to medical school. >>> a russian airliner slid off a runway and smashed outside moscow today. four of the eight crew members on board were killed as the plane splintered into three pieces. no passengers on board were -- no passengers were on board, and no one on the highway was i
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
people through the actions by congress. i personally believes the a mistake. i certainly am -- being a former state official of texas, certainly believe in the rights of the states to make these kind of decisions for their own people. but i -- i -- here we do have -- a field you can argue has been preempted by the federal government, regulatory scheme that has been in place important decades. we have -- the dea whose sole job is to go after these kinds of drugs. and so -- i think this is an issue that's ultimately going find its way to the supreme court and there are various options that the u.s. government can take. i think this is -- this does present some serious challenges for the federal government. i think that's the reason why you have yet to hear what the department of justice is going to do. obviously, i -- my understanding is that under the regulatory scheme there in washington state, they have a year to put in place a regulation with respect to licensing and taxing of these kinds of sales and i think that what the department of justice is doing is evaluating what is the be
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
town hall meeting across the country and then people taking action and going to their legislators and saying we want these laws changed. otherwise it's not going to happen. >> i'll come to you after the break. remember, you can call and send a question on twitter. we're getting a huge reaction, and not everyone agrees with what i believe on this, but many do, too. we'll talk after the break. if you are one of the millions of men who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may include changes in bo
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00pm PST
talking about it in honor of those who died to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. >>> tonight, two more funerals, two more impossibly small coffins what will america do to stop a madman. >> i am a supporter of the second amendment. but i believe it's time for us to move a different direction. >> and the congresswoman who lost her husband in the long island railroad shooting. >>> also, i'll go one-on-one with a gun advocate who said that lawmakers who vote for gun control have blood on their hands. could he be serious? >>> and why the second amendment doesn't say what you think 2 does. >>> plus a class gunned down, a teacher to protect them. main who lost his daughter. >> they believe that because the problem is guns the answer is guns. it's simply ridiculous. >> we'll go inside the mind of a killer. what dr. oz thinks we should do about mental illness. >> i think we need a homeland security approach to mental illness. thirst is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, final farewells today for two more 6-year-olds, victims of the terribl
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Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
. any such action would be completely unacceptable and a clear breach of international law. >> reporter: the move comes amidst u.s. concerns that the assad repeople may be cooking up recipes, mixing materials for chemicals. that possible preparation is taking place at more than one chemical plant in syria, officials say. u.s. intelligence shows nothing has been moved out of the facilities, however. and officials say there is no indication syria is on the verge of using chemical we papoweapon. in turkey monday, russian president putin called the deploy ment of the patriot missiles unnecessary. but tuesday, the russian foreign minister said any use of chemical weapons has grave implications. while down playing reports about syria. >> translator: we can call them rumors, but the syrian authorities are moving a stockpile of chemical weapons or that they want to use them. as soon as we hear such messages, we prepare. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton spent the day meeting with her fellow ministers as they approved a plan to provide turkey with the missiles. nato sa
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Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
table. hagel says military action is not a feasible option. president obama for secretary of defense chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> but if the white house was thinking of nominating hagel because he was a republican, an independent, it would bring some bipartisan support to a second obama administration, over the weekend a very prominent independent voice offered their thoughts. have a listen. >> i would have some really serious questions to ask him. not just about israel, but to me, the most significant f a policy challenge for president obama and our country and the world in the next year or two is iran. and its nuclear weapons program. chuck hagel had had outlying votes on that. >> i don't think he'll get many republican votes. i like chuck, but his positions i didn't know all of them, are out of the mainstream and well to the left of the president. >> so this so-called hagel nomination that hasn't even happened yet, it's at least going to sit until well after the new year. no indication at this point of a nomination coming forth. that builds up a lot of time for some
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
actions. and he went in there and it was just a massacre. and just -- i had a lot of anger because of the way he died. i thought it was a coward leeway that he died, and i still do, but i think it's a fitting way. because he'll be remembered for a coward, for the cowardly act that he committed. nothing can bring back our families, our victims. no one will ever bring my son back. you know, when this first happened, i was just shocked at how -- how devastating it was and the size of it and -- it was just unbelievable. i was at -- back at the firehouse about a half hour after that occurred and the amount of law enforcement, firemen, ambulances, and s.w.a.t. members, government people, it was incredible. it was -- i was shocked that it could come together that quickly. and so efficiently. the state police have been incredible to work with and supportive and the government agencies and the red cross, you know, i want to thank them especially for their compassion and their help. i'd leak to thank governor dan malloy for being here and who i personally spoke with several times. it's just -- the
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Dec 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
one. we'll play you his call for action shortly. we don't want to focus on the killer. for the last several days we haven't said his name. i don't want history to remember him. we and the history want people to remember the teachers and the children and those whose lives have been so unfortunately taken. people with hopes and with dreams and with stories. even though 20 of those stories had only just begun. we're learning more about their lives from parents and friends and local and national papers and local blogs. there was a vigil in aurora, colorado, every time a victim was read the crowd said we will remember. i thought i'd take time to remember you each of the names of every child and every grown up and tell you what question about their lives. charlotte bacon was six years old. she was wearing a new pink dress and boots and holiday outfit. she begged her mom to wear it to school that day. her big brother was also at school that day. we're told he made it to safely. her uncle said she could light up a room. we'll also remember daniel barden, 7 years old. he was a budding athlet
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm PST
don't necessarily go and, you know, accuse the person on a personal level, you describe the action. i did and i accurately described governor romney did not tell the truth to the republicans at the debates serially telling him -- telling people that he did not do what we now know he did repeatedly. >> unless i'm mistaken, i think not telling the truth repeatedly is lying, isn't it? >> well, i'll let you frame that one and take responsibility for it. i just said all i'm going to say on this. >> were you disappointed there is not a bona fide tea party can't left in the race? >> we will unify as a party. beshortly will be battening down the hatches on whoever our standard bearer will be. i will be happy to back that candidate. >> my guess is if you all sat down for dinner, the person you would be nodding with would be rick santorum. am i misreading? >> i like rick santorum a lot, i like mitt romney. >> who do you most agree with? >> i my opinions were fairly forth right through the debate and i felt i was the perfect condition for america but that didn't happen. quite honestly, whatever
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
fiscal cliff and it's a pretty important man. this is alan simpson. ♪ yep. that maybe the most action the fiscal cliff saw today. here's the scene on capitol hill at noon. yep, people leaving. members of congress leaving washington, heading home on wednesday afternoon. one man left standing was the house speaker and he says i'm not going anywhere. >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> but of course, it takes two to tango, so where does president obama stand? >> we can probably solve this in about a week. it's not that tough. >> it's not that tough. he's absolutely right about that. but we heard early this evening that the president and speaker boehner did speak late today on the phone, so that's good news, but in this case, they need face time. they need to spend real time face to face. even democrats think the president needs to do more in person work on this. >> the president is not somebody who he's prioritizing evenings with his family instead of going down and having a bourbon on the rocks
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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
together and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics. >> but that will be a tough sell for some gun control opponents. >> the simple facts are, guns exist. they are especially 1800 technology. they're easy to make, they're not going anywhere. they last several human lifetimes with minimal maintenance. so, since guns exist and we know, for a fact, that the only way to stop an evil person like the person you were discussing earlier in the show is to shoot him. >> joining us now from the time warner center in new york democratic representative jerry nadler of new york who says the time for more strict gun control is right now. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. when the president says we need "meaningful action right now" what do you want him to do? >> well, i want the president to take the leadership and use the bully pulpit of the presidency to lead a crusade for meaningful and strong gun control legislation. you know, the united states -- and he's the only one that can do it, really. we know g
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
authorities to take action. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr interviewed one of the moms whose child was alle allegedly mistreated. >> all along this first week when we were being given peace meal information, denied access to videotapes, we were being asked if we wanted to seek medical care for our child. for what, obviously. we wanted to understand and see with our own eyes since that evidence was available. >> barbara starr joins me now from washington. good morning, great to see you. when a terrible story. curious to know, how was this able to go on for so long with nobody blowing the whistle on it? >> this is really the question. let's start with the point that this young mother doesn't want her face shown because she doesn't want her children identified. one is the subject of abuse. she doesn't want her husband to be subject to retaliation. that's the climate we're talking about here. the actual abuse, the allegations, all happened back in september. but that phone call from president obama didn't come until december 14th because the leadership at the pentagon didn'
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Dec 22, 2012 4:30am PST
take action to prevent violence. that's up 15%. >> a discussion has re-emerged as to what we might do to not only deter mass shootings in the future but reduce epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day. >> that was the president on wednesday as he announced a new effort to prevent such shootings. minds are changing, 43% say the elementary school shootings make them more likely to support gun control laws, 15-point increase from january 2011. and 52% say they now favor major restrictions on guns or making guns illegal, a five-point rise since early august, following the colorado movie theater incident where 12 people were killed. the poll also indicates a big bipartisan divide and gender gap with most democrats and women in favor of gun restrictions and most republicans and men opposed. randi? >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. we talked about putting armed guards in schools. ian tweeted the solution must be comprehensive. mental health check on purchasers, building security, armed guards, drills. and linda tweets proposal is ludicrous. his suggesting m
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
that family a turkey. todd tweeted, wow, that is seriously messed up. time to seek legal action, i'd say. andrea tweeted this, disgusting. the family should get justice for that senseless beating of the down syndrome patient. they should fire this deputy, as he clearly did not get the training for the job to serve and protect. those tweets continue to come in related to that story. >>> shifting gears now, i want you to take a close look at these pictures. tell me, do you recognize him? here's a hint, he was a famous 1980s teen heartthrob. i'm talking to him about his new-found career as a travel writer. coming up. >>> first, we want to say good morning to washington, d.c. bright and early there. just 18 minutes past 7:00 a.m. in washington. great shot on the capitol. glad you're with us here on "cnn sunday morning." fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from c
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
signaled the possibly for more action, it's pressuring, getting people to buy guns and buy weapons now before a possible crackdown can happen and you could also see pressuring stocks and companies that make the guns like sit ami wesson, shares tumbled monday and pointing to a lower open today. >>alson kosc kosik on the busin side of this today. >>> today we are billions closer to reaching a deal. president obama tufrd compromise on boehner's idea to raise taxes on people making $1 million or more a year. the president proposed raising taxes on family making more than $250,000 a year. dan lothian is at the white house. this is good, right? >> reporter: well it's certainly significant because as you pointed out the president for quite some time had been campaigning on the issue saying taxes had to go up on house holds making more than $250,000 during these negotiations over the last several weeks, both the president and other aids here at the white house had been insisting there would be no deal unless taxes went up on those making more than 250,000 and now the president according to
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
statement on their syrian news agency website in which they blamed this on the actions of terrorists. that's the terminology they use for rebel fighters, opposition fighters in syria. they say that that town was targeted by terrorists and that because of that residents in that town called for the military, for the syrian military to intervene to help them to bring safety and restore security in that area. again, the residents we speak with clearly blaming the regime, and it's one day later and we hear of an attack on another bakery in the homs area. this is in the last few hours. you mentioned it a few minutes ago. we heard at least 15 killed, several children. very gruesome video. you see the corpse of a woman being pulled from the rubble there. the rage of the residents there about this happening is element indescribable. suzanne. >> is there any way of finding out? you have two very different stories. any way of finding out whether it's an international -- through an international body or people on the ground, who was responsible for bauombing this bakery? >> it's two very distric
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
action forum and robert reich from the university of california and berkeley and former secretary under bill clinton. douglas, does this sound like code for a deal in the works? >> it certainly is good news that they aren't taking things off the table. i would be premature if i was celebrating a deal. there's a long way to go. it's important that they reach an agreement. the fiscal cliff is a very real danger to the united states economy. it's a recipe for a recession. and i certainly would not like to see the rhetoric that we saw from the treasury secretary tim geithner who said he's prepared to go over the fiscal cliff. that is not a good way to talk about what's going on right now. >> mr. reich, let me ask you the same thing. do you think there's code suggesting they are working towards something? because, doug, as you point out, the language was really harsh during this week. but all of a sudden, here we are friday evening and people are saying these kind of soft things that say maybe compromise. what do you think, robert? >> i think doug is right. it's too early to break out
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00am PST
. there was risk to the pakistani relationship. we were undertaking a unilateral action inside pakistan to go after osama bin laden. so all those risks were on the table and had to be considered by the president and the principals who made their recommendation. there was a lot of history present in the room, secretary gates. there was a national security aide during desert one. i was a young aid to president carter. vice president biden was in the senate. it was clearly on people's minds. also what was in the room, it's interesting, was one of the aspects that came out of desert one and that was the formation of a unified special operation forces command, the very troops, the forces here that would carry out this operation that had become such a unique asset of the united states. >> the president made one decision informed it seems to me like that history, which is he asked for two backup helicopters. >> the president asked for enough assets to ensure that the united states on its own could get in and could get out of the abbottabad compound. >> so now take uso that moment or w
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